Sadly, we might not get a USB-C iPhone until the iPhone 17

An Apple iPhone charging with a Lightning cable
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There was much excitement in October when the European Council approved legislation that will require many consumer electronic devices to feature a USB-C charging port. The new rule, which is designed to reduce waste, covers phones so would seem to mean that Apple will have to give us what almost everyone already wants – an iPhone with USB-C instead of the company's own Lightning cable. 

Accessories like AirPods would also have to follow suit, meaning that the move effectively sounded the death knell for Apple's own charging system. But those hoping they might get USB-C on iPhone 15 could be disappointed (see the best Apple deals for savings on Apple's current product range).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.